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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Christa Desir  

Pen Name: C. Desir

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Desir lives outside of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Christa Desir writes under the pen name of C. Desir. She is an author of contemporary fiction for young adults, is an editor and a podcaster. She has volunteered as a rape victim activist for more than ten years, including providing direct service as an advocate in hospital Emergency Rooms. She is also a founding member of the ''Voices and Faces Project'', a nonprofit organization for rape survivors that conducts an international survivor-based testimonial writing workshop.


'Fault Line ' ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015 Other Broken Things ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018

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Bleed like me
ISBN: 9781442498921. OCLC Number: 893145335

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Two emotionally scarred teenagers enter into a passionate, dangerous romance.

Fault line /
ISBN: 1442460733. OCLC Number: 813300982

Simon Pulse,. .

"After his gilfriend, Ani, is assaulted at a party, Ben must figure out how he can help her to heal, if he can help her at all"--

Four - letter word
ISBN: 9781481497398. OCLC Number: 994205688

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Sixteen-year-old Chloe's isolation is relieved when she is drawn into a high-stakes game with potentially dire consequences by a new student, also called Chloe.

Love blind
ISBN: 9781481416948. OCLC Number: 936234039

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Shy high schooler Kyle Jamieson forms an unusual friendship with Hailey Bosler, a girl rocker with degenerative blindness; they partner together to tackle a bucket list of greatest fears and in the process discover the painful reality of bad timing--

Other broken things
ISBN: 9781481437400. OCLC Number: 986800486

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Forced to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, where she bonds with a much older man, seventeen-year-old Natalie, a recovering alcoholic, confronts issues in her family and life as she tries to turn her life around.